Craig from Nevada

Craig from Nevada

Lives in United States NV, United States
Joined on Apr 7, 2012

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A wildly overpriced retro style camera that is underpowered. How about building something that looks like it is from the second decade of the 21st century and has battery with decent capacity?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 20:30 UTC as 79th comment
On photo Striped in the Winter Wonderland challenge (1 comment in total)

Perfect

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:25 UTC as 1st comment
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Dbosch: Got it as a gift, black. Looks good and feels good in hand. Video refocusing was surprisingly good and smooth, no jumping.

Price is steep , half a grand for 1/2.3" is overpriced in 2015. (399+tax thats around 450$ in Canada.+delivery) should have had at least 1/1.7" sensor.
It's a Porsche 911 with VW Beattle engine.

Henry's had it listed on Ebay for about $280 USD just before the holiday. Free shipping to boot.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 12:45 UTC

The title "Gear of the Year" is somewhat pretentious for what this is--a personal commentary on a modestly priced camera that was obviously the right piece of gear to have on a tubing trip.

There are some complaints below that somehow this is not a legitimate review--perhaps, but it is a thoughtful column by someone who actually used the camera for its intended purpose and is obviously very happy with the results. This is refreshing.

I think this is a nice compliment to the review that was published some months back.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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Johnedlt: Is this the first time they pre-announced officially? Wouldn't the norm be for a gadget company to release something into the grapevine (rumor mill) if they wanted to generate interest prior to market? ; )

Does it mean they have something that isn't linear in terms of upgrading the line? Something that will get people to pluck 6Gs again? Haha!

of course.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 11:01 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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Johnedlt: Is this the first time they pre-announced officially? Wouldn't the norm be for a gadget company to release something into the grapevine (rumor mill) if they wanted to generate interest prior to market? ; )

Does it mean they have something that isn't linear in terms of upgrading the line? Something that will get people to pluck 6Gs again? Haha!

I have a feeling that Sony is beginning to cut into sales. Tell the faithful something new is on the way before they jump ship.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 23:42 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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vFunct: Nikon Pro range are perfect cameras. They do everything exactly what a pro needs.

Compare to something like Sony's Alpha A7 series, which is "almost" but not quite there, and it's obvious how perfectly refined these Nikon Pro cameras are.

Sony Alpha's are good for amateurs, while pros will go ahead and use Nikon.

The trollers are out in force!
LOL

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 23:07 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)

The only thing missing on this camera is aggressive pricing.

This is something that Sony can add anytime.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 22:56 UTC as 178th comment | 2 replies
On photo Diving Pelican in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (16 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: Terrific image. It has the feeling of an Audubon lithograph--and I mean that in the most complementary way.

Kudos to your lens. The very modestly priced Tamron 150-600mm delivered an image you could work with.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 13:50 UTC
On article Photo gifts for every budget: 2015 Holiday Gift Guides (20 comments in total)

All sorts of great stuff we never knew we needed and something for every budget.

GAS is great and it can be affordable too!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 20:18 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Diving Pelican in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (16 comments in total)

Terrific image. It has the feeling of an Audubon lithograph--and I mean that in the most complementary way.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 15:53 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies

Best Country to Photograph?

The one you are in at the present moment.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 15:51 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

The current Pentax DSLR offers great value---K-3 or K3ii. There is room in the full frame world for a high value camera. I think this is a very smart and necessary move for Pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 13:49 UTC as 19th comment

Apparently Sony believes there is a market for $3,300 full frame mirrorless cameras. I always thought the market would be at $1,000.

Learn something new each day.

As a camera for travel, the size and appearance of this camera won't attract a lot of attention on the street.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 22:49 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Connect post Amazon reveals thinner Fire HD tablets (66 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: Just purchased the HD10. I was looking for a laptop for travel, but got this on impulse. They claim 8 hours of battery life (I have my doubts about that claim). The size and price was a selling point. I am hoping to send emails, read a book, and watch a movie with it either on planes or hotels--nothing more. The keyboard case was $99.00.

We shall see how this goes.

I already use the Amazon platform (original Kindle, a Kindle Fire).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
On Connect post Amazon reveals thinner Fire HD tablets (66 comments in total)

Just purchased the HD10. I was looking for a laptop for travel, but got this on impulse. They claim 8 hours of battery life (I have my doubts about that claim). The size and price was a selling point. I am hoping to send emails, read a book, and watch a movie with it either on planes or hotels--nothing more. The keyboard case was $99.00.

We shall see how this goes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 18:02 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

A solution in search of a problem

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 15:36 UTC as 38th comment
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Craig from Nevada: A tweener--forgoing the advantage of a full frame sensor and the size advantage of m43 with a rated battery life of 250. You get this for $679.

Is that enough to attract anyone other than Canon users?

More than a few Canon/Nikon users have picked up m43 as a second smaller system. I don't know if this is enough to slow that down.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 20:45 UTC

A tweener--forgoing the advantage of a full frame sensor and the size advantage of m43 with a rated battery life of 250. You get this for $679.

Is that enough to attract anyone other than Canon users?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 18:49 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (693 comments in total)

Quick review. Thanks to DPReview.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 21:13 UTC as 109th comment
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